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Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law. By Abdo Law Firm.

http://www.michigancriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Mar 11

    Shotime's 'Shameless' Accurately Portrays Experience of a First-Time Offender

    Shotime's 'Shameless' Accurately Portrays Experience of a First-Time Offender
    A recent storyline on the Shotime series 'Shameless' has focused on the show's protagonist being charged with a crime for the first time. Fiona Gallagher, Shameless' lead played brilliantly by Emmy Rossum, is charged with narcotic possession…
  • Jan 21

    Everything that you wanted to Know about the HYTA Law in Michigan

    Everything that you wanted to Know about the HYTA Law in Michigan
    In Michigan, the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act, commonly known as HYTA, is covered by statute, MCL 762.11. The essence of HYTA is that it allows for dismissal of eligible criminal offenses committed by youthful offenders. This statute applies…
  • Jan 12

    Indecent Exposure and Urinating in Public

    Indecent Exposure and Urinating in Public
    In Michigan, the crime of public urination is not included in the Michigan Compiled Laws. However, many towns, villages and cities have ordinances against such behavior and offenders may be arrested for violating the ordinances. For example,…
Rank this Week: 1631

The Criminal Lawyer

The Criminal Lawyer

Provides commentary and breaking news about criminal law and policy. By Nathaniel Burney.

http://burneylawfirm.com/blog
  • Mar 3

    Hello World!

    Hello World!
    Welp, I don’t know what I did, but back in December the site’s code got screwed up real bad. Fixing it was gonna take a huge chunk of time, and there always seemed to be something more important to do… and it wasn’t…
  • Nov 5

    How to be a good lawyer: Keith Lee’s “The Marble and the Sculptor”

    How to be a good lawyer: Keith Lee’s “The Marble and the Sculptor”
    The Marble and the Sculptor Keith Lee American Bar Association, November 2013, 180 pages, $24.95   I don’t like self-help books. They usually contain a single insight, repeated fifteen different ways, and padded out with anecdotes…
  • Nov 5

    How to be a good lawyer: Keith Lee’s “The Marble and the Sculptor”

    How to be a good lawyer: Keith Lee’s “The Marble and the Sculptor”
    The Marble and the Sculptor Keith Lee American Bar Association, November 2013, 180 pages, $24.95   I don’t like self-help books. They usually contain a single insight, repeated fifteen different ways, and padded out with anecdotes…
Rank this Week: 1391

New York DWI/DUI Blog

New York DWI/DUI Blog

By Carl Spector.

http://www.newyorkdui.com/
  • Feb 11

    Carl Spector, New York Attorney Selected Top 100 Trial Lawyer

    Carl Spector, New York Attorney Selected Top 100 Trial Lawyer
    Carl Spector, New York Attorney has been selected Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Criminal Defense by The National Trial Lawyers. Carl Spector, Attorney at Law, licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey.  Carl Spector has been…
  • Jan 31

    Super Bowl Troubles – Need Lawyer? New York and New Jersey Lawyer

    Super Bowl Troubles – Need Lawyer? New York and New Jersey Lawyer
    If you are attending the Super Bowl this weekend and get caught in a bad situation in or around the Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey or anywhere in either New Jersey or New York and need the assistance of an experienced New York…
  • Jan 11

    Aggravated DWI in Nassau County, New York Dismissed VTL 1192.2 (2-a) At Trial

    Aggravated DWI in Nassau County, New York Dismissed VTL 1192.2 (2-a) At Trial
    Carl Spector, Attorney at Law recently went to trial with a client charged with an aggravated DWI in violation of the New York Vehicle and Traffic Law (VTL) 1192.2 (2-a).  After months of court appearances in the Nassau County, New York…
Rank this Week: 1703

New York DWI Attorneys Blog

New York DWI Attorneys Blog

Covers DWI / DUI / DWAI cases. By the Law Offices of Carl Spector and Friedman & Ranzenhofer, PC.

http://www.newyorkdui.com/blog/
  • Feb 11

    Carl Spector, New York Attorney Selected Top 100 Trial Lawyer

    Carl Spector, New York Attorney Selected Top 100 Trial Lawyer
    Carl Spector, New York Attorney has been selected Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Criminal Defense by The National Trial Lawyers. Carl Spector, Attorney at Law, licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey.  Carl Spector has been…
  • Jan 31

    Super Bowl Troubles – Need Lawyer? New York and New Jersey Lawyer

    Super Bowl Troubles – Need Lawyer? New York and New Jersey Lawyer
    If you are attending the Super Bowl this weekend and get caught in a bad situation in or around the Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey or anywhere in either New Jersey or New York and need the assistance of an experienced New York…
  • Jan 11

    Aggravated DWI in Nassau County, New York Dismissed VTL 1192.2 (2-a) At Trial

    Aggravated DWI in Nassau County, New York Dismissed VTL 1192.2 (2-a) At Trial
    Carl Spector, Attorney at Law recently went to trial with a client charged with an aggravated DWI in violation of the New York Vehicle and Traffic Law (VTL) 1192.2 (2-a).  After months of court appearances in the Nassau County, New York…
Rank this Week: 1589

New York Theft and Larceny Lawyers…

New York Theft and Larceny Lawyers Blog

Covers New York criminal law regarding larceny, embezzlement, extortion and theft. By Crotty & Saland PC.

http://www.newyorktheftandlarcenylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1733

Virginia Criminal and Traffic Law…

Virginia Criminal and Traffic Law Blog

Discusses recent cases and legislation in Virginia concerning criminal law and procedure, traffic and DUI law, and relevant constitutional issues. By Charles Homiller.

http://homillerlaw.typepad.com/criminaltrafficlaw/
  • Jan 13

    North Carolina Drivers Beware

    North Carolina Drivers Beware
    If you are licensed in North Carolina and get an out of state speeding ticket, prepaying the fine could cause you to lose your license! Many North Carolinians do not realize that a law on the books requires a 30...
  • Jul 7

    Bieber cited for speeding on LA freeway  | accessAtlanta

    Bieber cited for speeding on LA freeway  | accessAtlanta
    Bieber cited for speeding on LA freeway  | accessAtlanta.
  • Oct 14

    Seven felony charge

    Seven felony charge
    Seven felony charges certified against man accused of shooting his 101 year old grandmother.
Rank this Week: 1668

David M. Ginsberg's Legal Blog

David M. Ginsberg's Legal Blog

Covers China, law, social causes, and domestic and foreign policy.

http://davidmginsberg.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 1680

Phoenix DUI Lawyer Blog

Phoenix DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers Arizona DUI laws, penalties, and defenses. By James Novak.

http://www.phoenixduilawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 16

    DUI Arrest without Breath, Blood, or Chemical Testing

    DUI Arrest without Breath, Blood, or Chemical Testing
    "DUI arrests for "probable cause" doesn't mandate that the police officer show a driver was actually under the influence, only that it is probable that he was". A police officer need only have a reasonable suspicion that you have violated a…
  • Nov 28

    Arizona DUI Stops: Weapons in Your Vehicle

    Arizona DUI Stops: Weapons in Your Vehicle
    How to avoid additional charges, and make sure your DUI stop does not turn deadly Recently a Mesa AZ police officer approached a vehicle and asked the driver if he had any weapons. The driver responded, affirmatively that he did in fact,…
  • Nov 4

    Aggravated DUI for Driving on Suspended License Defense

    Aggravated DUI for Driving on Suspended License Defense
    Appeals Court overturns conviction holding that the State must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a defendant knew or should have known of the suspension. There are several ways to get an aggravated DUI conviction in Arizona. Among the…
Rank this Week: 1416

The Legal Rap

The Legal Rap

Covers Florida criminal law and criminal record expungements. By Eric Dirga.

http://ejdirga.wordpress.com
  • Oct 7

    Updates From Circuit Appeals, October 2013

    Updates From Circuit Appeals, October 2013
    More hilarity from the courts… Thompson v. DHSMV, 20 Fla. L. Weekly Supp. 837 (4th Jud. Cir., Aug. 31, 2012) In this case, the court granted the Writ of Certiorari starting that “the hearing officer failed to follow the essential…
  • Aug 27

    A Quick Break Down of the New Red Light Camera Law

    A Quick Break Down of the New Red Light Camera Law
      People are a little confused…   …about the new red light camera law that went into effect on July 1, 2013. I will try to break it down so that it is understandable.   After July 1, 2013, if … Continue…
  • Jul 15

    Pedro Gil v. The State of Florida

    Pedro Gil v. The State of Florida
    In 2011, Pedro Gil was issued a citation Driving With A Suspended License. He went to court and pled guilty to the charge on the citation. He was adjudicated guilty and fined. Pedro thought he had done the responsible thing … Continue…
Rank this Week: 1005

Public Defender Stuff

Public Defender Stuff

By the Public Defender Investigator Network.

http://pdstuff.apublicdefender.com
  • Aug 30

    FL: Matt Shirk and the controversy in Jacksonville

    FL: Matt Shirk and the controversy in Jacksonville
    Cross-posted from ‘a public defender’: As I alluded to in my last post, Jacksonville, FL, has an ethical controversy brewing. It involves the elected public defender Matt Shirk and some very questionable hiring decisions…
  • Aug 22

    Public defender crisis deserves our attention

    Public defender crisis deserves our attention
    From the Minneapolis Star Tribune: Fifty years after the Supreme Court’s landmark case, Gideon vs. Wainwright, we are a country — and a state — in a crisis that most of us, Wahl notwithstanding, know or care little about.…
  • Aug 21

    TX: Sequestration may mean layoffs in El Paso

    TX: Sequestration may mean layoffs in El Paso
    From The El Paso Times: The Albert Armendariz Sr. Federal Courthouse in El Paso — among the busiest in Texas because of the number of immigration and drug cases — may be forced to close two days a month if the federal government…
Rank this Week: 1840

Tennessee Criminal Law Review

Tennessee Criminal Law Review

Covers Tennessee and federal criminal law developments from the Supreme Court to pending legislation. By Davis & Hoss, pc.

http://davis-hoss.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 17

    Supreme Court Upholds Trial Court’s Dismissal of DUI Charges After Video of Arrest Lost

    Supreme Court Upholds Trial Court’s Dismissal of DUI Charges After Video of Arrest Lost
    This was posted today on the TN Courts website. The Tennessee Supreme Court, in a unanimous opinion, today upheld a trial court’s dismissal of DUI and other charges against a McMinnville woman because a video recording of the…
  • Jun 21

    Supreme Court Orders Judges To Stay Away From Fact Finding Regarding Mandatory Minimum

    Supreme Court Orders Judges To Stay Away From Fact Finding Regarding Mandatory Minimum
    The Supreme Court issued an important criminal decision this week, Alleyne v. United States, when it said that a jury should have the final say on what triggers mandatory minimum sentences in criminal cases.The Court voted in a 5-4 decision…
  • Jun 17

    Silence speaks volumes: Supreme Court issues ruling in Salinas v. Texa

    Silence speaks volumes: Supreme Court issues ruling in Salinas v. Texa
    By Jay PerryThe Supreme Court issued a ruling today, in Salinas v. Texas, a case discussed earlier here. The decision, a 5-4 ruling held that a suspect must expressly invoke their 5th Amendment privilege in order to be protected by that…
Rank this Week: 1614

Collin County Criminal Attorney…

Collin County Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Texas criminal law and criminal defense. By Derk A. Wadas.

http://www.thecollincountyattorney.com/
  • Jul 31

    THE AUTHORITIES MAY NOW TRACK CELLPHONES WITHOUT A WARRANT

    THE AUTHORITIES MAY NOW TRACK CELLPHONES WITHOUT A WARRANT
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled in July that the police do not need a warrant to access mobile phone subscribers cell phone tower data. The Fifth Circuit, which has the final word on matters of Federal law in Texas,…
  • Jul 30

    THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EXPUNCTION AND NONDISCLOSURE ORDERS

    THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EXPUNCTION AND NONDISCLOSURE ORDERS
    972 369 0577In the practice of law, I am asked questions on Expunctions and Non Disclosures on an almost daily basis. Many people are confused by the two. An Expunction Order and an Order of Non Disclosure are two very different legal…
  • Jun 21

    THE USE OF A DRUG DETECTION DOG OUTSIDE ONE'S HOME IS A "SEARCH" WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE FOURTH AMENDMENT

    THE USE OF A DRUG DETECTION DOG OUTSIDE ONE'S HOME IS A "SEARCH" WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE FOURTH AMENDMENT
    972 369 0577rosenthalwadas.comThe use of dogs trained to detect drugs is a common  interdiction tool used by the police.  Typically, if a properly trained drug detection dog alerts on the presence of illegal drugs, the alert itself…
Rank this Week: 1874

Not a Potted Plant

Not a Potted Plant

Covers life in California, law, food, and politics. By Transplanted Lawyer.

http://notapottedplant.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 24

    This blog is now resident within the…

    This blog is now resident within the online magazine Ordinary Times. Editor-in-Chief Erik Kain introduces the newly-revamped blog -- which looks really more of a net magazine, in my opinion. Not A Potted Plant is a category of posts…
  • Mar 5

    Watering The Tree Of Liberty

    Watering The Tree Of Liberty
    Watching the protests in Egypt last month descend into violence, especially seeing video from the BBC and CNN of pro-democracy protesters clashing with agents of the authoritarian status quo in one of Cairo's most important
  • Feb 6

    Super Bowl Halftime Entertainment

    Super Bowl Halftime Entertainment
    Here's the recent history:2001: Aerosmith (and guests)2002: U22003: Shania Twain (and guests)2004: Janet Jackson And Her All-Star Nipple 2005: Paul McCartney 2006: The Rolling Stones2007: Prince (and guests)2008: Tom Petty and the…
Rank this Week: 1388

Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense

Covers issues in criminal defense. By Brian Tannebaum.

http://criminaldefenseblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 14

    The Embarrassment Of The George Zimmerman Verdict

    The Embarrassment Of The George Zimmerman Verdict
    The result of a verdict today in a criminal trial is that everyone with a twitter or Facebook account gets to let the world know how ignorant they are of the criminal justice system. I know, First Amendment. But your ignorance shows…
  • Dec 30

    About That DUI Checkpoint On Miami Beach Friday Afternoon

    About That DUI Checkpoint On Miami Beach Friday Afternoon
    Last Friday night (12/28/2012), in the middle of the holiday vacation season, there was a DUI Checkpoint on the way to Miami Beach. When I say "on the way," I mean at about 6:30 p.m. Now let me say this: I don't have a problem with DUI…
  • Dec 15

    Because There's Nothing To Say

    Because There's Nothing To Say
    But sometimes,  we forget what we got,  who we are,  Oh who we are not,  I think we gotta chance,  to make it right  - Amos Lee - Keep it Loose, Keep It Tight It's early Saturday morning. My treasured…
Rank this Week: 1347

The Defense Perspective

The Defense Perspective

A chronicle of criminal defense practice for the client. By Stephen Gustitis.

http://texascriminaldefenselawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 5

    The Only Thing Constant Is Change

    The Only Thing Constant Is Change
    The only thing we can count on is change. Hopefully, the changes life brings our way make us stronger, wiser, and more empathetic to our fellow life travelers.Since January 2013 I've relocated my Criminal Defense Blog. The Gustitis Law Blog…
  • Dec 4

    The Lawyer Who Knows the Facts Best

    The Lawyer Who Knows the Facts Best
    On December 31, 2012 Brazos County will say goodbye to Bill Turner, probably the best Texas elected prosecutor ever. Turner choose not to run for office this year and retire after more than 28 years of government service to the citizens of…
  • Nov 27

    Lawyers Who Win Cases Should Exercise Their Right to Remain Silent

    Lawyers Who Win Cases Should Exercise Their Right to Remain Silent
    This week, news agencies reported certain computer evidence was overlooked by the prosecution in the Casey Anthony murder investigation and subsequent criminal trial prosecution. The overlooked evidence included Google search logs for…
Rank this Week: 1257

DUI Blogger

DUI Blogger

This blog covers DUI law, science, and policy. Topics include celebrity DUI arrests, DUI consequences, and DUI legislation. Published by Southern California criminal defense lawyer, Neil Shouse.

http://www.duiblogger.com/
  • Jun 17

    Can Police in California take Forced DUI Blood Draws?

    Can Police in California take Forced DUI Blood Draws?
    You are driving home from drinks with friends when you are stopped by the police. After you fail field sobriety tests, the officer asks you to agree to a breath test to measure your blood alcohol concentration (BAC). You decline....
  • May 28

    Distracted Driving Accidents May Result in Vehicular Manslaughter Charges in California

    Distracted Driving Accidents May Result in Vehicular Manslaughter Charges in California
    In California, driving under the influence is a crime. Using a handheld cell phone, or texting while driving, on the other hand, is a mere traffic violation under Penal Code 23123, also known as California’s “distracted driving” law.…
  • May 20

    .05 BAC as the New Legal Standard?

    .05 BAC as the New Legal Standard?
    The National Transportation Safety Board has called on all 50 states to reduce the allowable blood-alcohol concentration by more than a third, to 0.05 percent from 0.08 percent. The recommendation was one of 19 made in a safety report…
Rank this Week: 1255

Colorado Springs Criminal Law Blog

Colorado Springs Criminal Law Blog

Covers Colorado drug charges, DUI, sex crimes, theft and traffic violations. By Timothy Bussey.

http://www.coloradospringscriminallawblog.com/
  • Jun 3

    Understanding Colorado DUI Penalties for Drivers Under Age 21

    Understanding Colorado DUI Penalties for Drivers Under Age 21
    Like other U.S. states, the minimum legal drinking age in Colorado is 21 years. People who are younger than 21 years of age are not legally permitted to drink alcohol in Colorado, whether or not they are driving a motor vehicle. As a result,…
  • May 16

    THC Driving Bill Passes Colorado Senate, Awaits Governor’s Signature

    THC Driving Bill Passes Colorado Senate, Awaits Governor’s Signature
    Colorado drivers now need to learn new limits for Driving Under the Influence of Drugs (DUID). House Bill 1325, which sets limits on blood levels for driving after smoking marijuana, has been passed by the Colorado Senate and now awaits…
  • May 15

    House Bill 1077 Proposes Changes to DUI Law

    House Bill 1077 Proposes Changes to DUI Law
    The General Assembly is currently debating whether they should sign in House Bill 1077. House Bill 1077 would be instrumental in changing current laws regarding DUI, DUI per se, and DWAI arrests. The bill would allow drivers to challenge…
Rank this Week: 974

Stowers Law Firm Blog

Stowers Law Firm Blog

Covers Iowa criminal law news.

http://www.stowerslaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 13

    The Basics: Iowa Theft Law

    The Basics: Iowa Theft Law
    In Iowa, a person can commit theft in many different ways. Iowa code § 714.1 defines at least 12 different ways to commit theft. The most common occurs when a person takes another’s property intending to permanently deprive them of…
  • May 13

    The Basics: Iowa Theft Law

    The Basics: Iowa Theft Law
    In Iowa, a person can commit theft in many different ways. Iowa code § 714.1 defines at least 12 different ways to commit theft. The most common occurs when a person takes another’s property intending to permanently deprive them of…
  • May 13

    Federal Drug Crime Laws in Iowa

    Federal Drug Crime Laws in Iowa
    There currently exist many federal statutes governing criminal activity. One of the most important and commonly invoked federal statutes is 21 U.S.C. § 841. This federal statute governs federal drug laws. It can be very complicated and…
Rank this Week: 1634

RI Criminal Defense Lawyer

RI Criminal Defense Lawyer

Covers Rhode Island criminal and DUI news. By James E. Smith.

http://ricriminaldefenselawyer.posterous.com/
Rank this Week: 1646

Houston DWI Law Blog

Houston DWI Law Blog

Covers Houston DWI laws and the implications of a DWI on your record. By Johnson Johnson & Baer.

http://www.houstondwilawblog.com/
  • Feb 14

    Another Houston Baker Street Pub Sued

    Another Houston Baker Street Pub Sued
    Who is Liable, the seller or the drinker? Sherlock’s Baker Street Pub is being sued again following the death of Robert Wilhite’s 2011 death.  Wilhite’s family is accusing the pub of over-serving alcoholic beverages to…
  • Jan 31

    Houston Scores Better than Other Texas Cities for Quality Driver

    Houston Scores Better than Other Texas Cities for Quality Driver
     Men’s Health Magazine released a study that they recently conducted to see which cities had the best and worst drivers.  Houston ranked 46th in the nation for bad drivers, and Dallas ranked even worse in 14th place for this…
  • Jan 12

    Oregon Teenager Posts Drunk Driving Status on Facebook

    Oregon Teenager Posts Drunk Driving Status on Facebook
     People write all kinds of desperate and stupid posts on Facebook, but one teenager from Astoria, Oregon takes the cake with his self-implicating post.  His Facebook post said “Drivin drunk… classic ;) but to…
Rank this Week: 1315

Joel Jacobsen

Joel Jacobsen

Covers criminal law, violent crime and the judiciary. Previously known as the Judging Crimes blog.

http://www.joeljacobsen.com/
  • Feb 10

    Sweet potatoe

    Sweet potatoe
    When was America discovered (by humans)? Not 1492, when Columbus sailed the ocean blue. First there were the people from eastern Asia, of course, who arrived many thousands of years ago. Lately there's some renewed debate about exactly…
  • Jan 17

    Getting back to blogging

    Getting back to blogging
    It's been a refreshing nap. But now I think it's time to get back to blogging. I came very close to burning through my remaining stock of idealism by writing Judging Crimes.  Practicing law means chasing trivialities in the pursuit of…
  • Jul 15

    439. Armed incoherence watch

    439. Armed incoherence watch
    The Chicago gun control decision was a great liberal triumph, the culmination of nearly 50 years of such triumphs.  It shows the wonderful influence William Brennan continues to exert beyond the grave.  (See post 365.)  
Rank this Week: 1731

Austin Criminal Defense Blog

Austin Criminal Defense Blog

Reviews and discusses current Texas criminal defense issues. By Tillman Braniff, PLLC.

http://www.tillmanbraniff.com/blog/
  • Feb 5

    The Smell of Weed is Probable Cause- and why that's a problem

    The Smell of Weed is Probable Cause- and why that's a problem
    Chesapeake (VA) police officer, Barrett Ring, claims that he can come up behind cars, open his vent and smell burnt marijuana coming from the car in front of him. Testimony from preliminary hearing transcript: Public defender Atty Matt…
  • Jan 16

    What are jurors really thinking in a trial?

    What are jurors really thinking in a trial?
    Well it's been a while, but it took humor to break me out of the blog doldrums I was in.  Cheers to humor, we don't get enough of that in this business.  Don't get me wrong, criminal lawyers do have a sense of humor.  But it's…
  • Nov 24

    Jurors in one state TRULY get to decide cases (and why that's news)

    Jurors in one state TRULY get to decide cases (and why that's news)
    After a long absence from writing, I finally found a current event significant enough to sit down and blog about, and it's not Obamacare.
Rank this Week: 1122

Arkansas DWI & Criminal Law…

Arkansas DWI & Criminal Law Blog

Discusses Arkansas DWi and criminal law issues. By Brad J. Williams.

http://www.bennwill.com/blog
  • Jan 10

    Cops, Ignorance & Tiara

    Cops, Ignorance & Tiara
    Miss University of Arkansas, Sarah Gafvert, was arrested a few months ago on a charge of Arkansas DWI.  As I recall, there was the typical rush to judgment on Ms. Gafvert’s guilt.  However, as this ABC News story points out,…
  • Jan 10

    “The Best Around”

    “The Best Around”
    2012 was another successful year at Bennett & Williams.  More proof that if you’re looking for the best dwi/dui lawyers in Arkansas, you need look no further: Tommy and Brad were the only DWI lawyers voted Best Lawyers in…
  • Dec 1

    Best in Show

    Best in Show
    Congratulations to Tommy, Brad, and Chip!  All 3 of our attorneys made this year’s DWI lawyer list in the 2011 Mid-South Super Lawyers issue.  It’s always nice when other people recognize what most people already know.  :)
Rank this Week: 1367

Sacramento Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Sacramento Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers California criminal law developments, including in the areas of DUI and search and seizure. By The Law Office Of Nancy King.

http://www.sacramentocriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 26

    Voluntary v. Involuntary Intoxication

    Voluntary v. Involuntary Intoxication
    A recent California appellate court decision of a Placer County DUI case highlights the difference between voluntary and involuntary intoxication as it relates to driving under the influence. In People v. Mathson, the defendant was pulled…
  • Nov 25

    Voters Approve Revision of Three Strikes Law

    Voters Approve Revision of Three Strikes Law
    California voters' overwhelming approval of Proposition 36 - a ballot measure that significantly alters the state's three strikes law - will result in more equitable sentencing and reduced prison costs. In 1994, California voters said yes to…
  • Nov 10

    Sacramento City Tax Measure Passes, Providing Funding For Law Enforcement

    Sacramento City Tax Measure Passes, Providing Funding For Law Enforcement
    Sacramento city residents on Tuesday approved a half percent sales tax increase, with the new revenue targeted at restoring city services cut during the recession the last five years. According to city officials, one use of the annual $28…
Rank this Week: 1342

San Antonio Criminal Lawyers Blog

San Antonio Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Texas criminal law. By Dayna L. Jones.

http://www.sanantoniocriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Nov 17

    Texas Death Row: Cameron Todd Willingham Deserves Posthumous Pardon

    Texas Death Row: Cameron Todd Willingham Deserves Posthumous Pardon
    In the early morning hours of December 23, 1991, a fire quickly spread through the Texas home of Cameron Todd Willingham and Stacy Kuykendall. Kuykendall had already left the house to run errands.
  • Nov 7

    San Antonio, Texas: Bexar County Prosecutor Will Be Missed

    San Antonio, Texas: Bexar County Prosecutor Will Be Missed
    The Bexar County legal community is still reeling from the loss of Assistant District Attorney Charles 'Chip" Rich III. He passed away on Monday, November 5, 2012. Colleagues remember him as outstanding, caring, professional, courteous,…
  • Oct 30

    Supreme Court to Hear "Dog Sniff" Case

    Supreme Court to Hear "Dog Sniff" Case
    The Supreme Court of the United States is now in session. Two cases are to be heard on Wednesday, October 31. They are both from Florida and both involve the use of police dogs in the gathering of evidence in regards to illegal narcotics.
Rank this Week: 1674

Garvin Law Firm Blog

Garvin Law Firm Blog

Covers Florida personal injury and criminal defense news.

http://www.garvinlegal.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1462

Calgary Criminal Lawyers' Weekly

Calgary Criminal Lawyers' Weekly

Covers current developments of the criminal justice system in Calgary, Alberta. By Michael Bates.

http://calgarycriminallawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    What are the real costs of Civil Forfeiture?

    What are the real costs of Civil Forfeiture?
    It is easy to put up statistics and make yourself look good and the Alberta Attorney General / Solicitor General, Jonathan Denis, has just had help from the Calgary Herald / Edmonton Journal in a feel-good story about the province's Civil…
  • Aug 19

    Herald Editor Needs Hacker

    Herald Editor Needs Hacker
    Okay, maybe just some diligent fact-finding would do. I say this in response to the recent Herald editorial comment entitled "Impaired Judgment" which discusses the impaired driving sentencing decision of Alberta Provincial Court Judge Anne…
  • Jan 12

    Can I Trust You With My Life?

    Can I Trust You With My Life?
    Dear Sgt. Patrick Webb,As Alberta spokesman for the RCMP, I ask you this question. Can I trust the members of Canada's historic national police service with my life and the lives of my family?I expect that you will deliver an emphatic "Yes,…
Rank this Week: 1496

Wright & Weiner Blog

Wright & Weiner Blog

Covers criminal defense law.

http://www.nevadacriminaldefense.com/blog/
  • Jul 28

    All About Restaining Order

    All About Restaining Order
    A restraining order in Las Vegas is a court action that an individual can petition for if he or she feels threatened by another individual. If the judge presiding over the action agrees, the order will go into effect immediately, and the…
  • Jul 24

    Home Invasion Crime

    Home Invasion Crime
    There are a number of crimes defined by the Nevada legal code that bear a very close resemblance to one another. Three of these are burglary, robbery, and home invasion. The prosecution’s decision about which crime to charge you with…
  • Jul 14

    How to Post Bail for Someone in Las Vega

    How to Post Bail for Someone in Las Vega
    When someone close to you is arrested and put in jail, it can feel like the world is falling apart. What can you do to help them? One of the first things you can do is post bail as soon as the court sets the amount.
Rank this Week: 1701

Athletes in Court

Athletes in Court

Covers criminal legal developments in sports. By Davis & Hoss, PC.

http://www.athletesincourt.com/
  • Jul 1

    College Football Playoffs May Mean Push for Athlete Pay

    College Football Playoffs May Mean Push for Athlete Pay
    The recently announced college football playoff system will mean big money for major college teams with some experts guessing that it could amount to as much as half a billion dollars per year in television rights alone.
  • Jun 26

    Appeals Court Throws Out Scholarship Suit Against the NCAA

    Appeals Court Throws Out Scholarship Suit Against the NCAA
    Last week a federal appeals court decided to decline reviving an antitrust suit brought by two former college football players against the NCAA.
  • Jun 21

    Sandusky Stays Silent and Declines to Testify During Sexual Abuse Trial

    Sandusky Stays Silent and Declines to Testify During Sexual Abuse Trial
    Jerry Sandusky’s defense team finished with their case today without Sandusky taking the witness stand, something some court watchers had expected to happen given the direction of the defense so far.
Rank this Week: 1615

Ask the AZ DUI Attorney

Ask the AZ DUI Attorney

Discusses issues related to DUI defense in Arizona. By Craig Rosenstein.

http://www.asktheazduiattorney.com/
  • Jun 27

    Rosenstein Law Group Welcomes A New DUI Attorney

    Rosenstein Law Group Welcomes A New DUI Attorney
    The lawyers at Rosenstein Law Group, PLLC, headed by Craig Rosenstein, work hard to obtain the best outcomes in their clients cases, all the while maintaining the good professional relationships needed to help their clients in court. In…
  • Jun 13

    Losing Driving Privileges Due to an AZ DUI: Loss Because of Arrest (Part 1 of 3)

    Losing Driving Privileges Due to an AZ DUI: Loss Because of Arrest (Part 1 of 3)
    Getting accused of a DUI is scary in Arizona. If convicted, one may lose his or her freedom, pay fines, have an ignition interlock device installed in his or her car, and have to attend multiple classes. However, the potential loss of driving…
  • May 11

    Craig Rosenstein Named a Super Lawyers "Rising Star"

    Craig Rosenstein Named a Super Lawyers "Rising Star"
    Attorney Craig J. Rosenstein of Rosenstein Law Group, PLLC was just honored as a Southwest Super Lawyers "Rising Star".  In fact, Mr. Rosenstein was one of only three Southwest attorneys named as a Super Lawyers "Rising Star" in the…
Rank this Week: 1600

Northern California Criminal…

Northern California Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law news, issues and cases. By Lieber Williams & Labin LLP.

http://www.bayareacriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 7

    The Consequences of a First DUI Conviction in the Bay Area

    The Consequences of a First DUI Conviction in the Bay Area
    A Bay Area DUI arrest can be a very upsetting ordeal. If this is the first time you have been arrested, chances are you are feeling scared about what is going to happen to you. Remember, the first thing you should do is hire an experienced…
  • Dec 31

    Facebook and Criminal Justice

    Facebook and Criminal Justice
    A wise man once said "if the World ends in our lifetime, Facebook will have had something to do with it." And while the social networking site has connected people like never before, reduced degrees of separation, and developed its own rules…
  • Dec 7

    The media is equipped to try no one, not even Jerry Sandusky

    The media is equipped to try no one, not even Jerry Sandusky
    Jerry Sandusky, now gaining ground on Michael Jackson for "most famous accused child molester of all time" has lately been dominating much of the news, and, perhaps most distressingly, Sportscenter. The reports are alarming and…
Rank this Week: 1673

Washington State DUI Blog

Washington State DUI Blog

Covers drunk driving. By Garth O'Brien.

http://www.seattle-duiattorney.com/blog/
  • Mar 20

    The Accurate Definition of a Designated Driver

    The Accurate Definition of a Designated Driver
    The Designated Driver Program became a formal and promoted idea in the 1980′s. It became another tool of an arsenal to prevent drunk driving with the ultimate goal of reducing drunk driving... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Mar 20

    The Accurate Definition of a Designated Driver

    The Accurate Definition of a Designated Driver
    The Designated Driver Program became a formal and promoted idea in the 1980′s. It became another tool of an arsenal to prevent drunk driving with the ultimate goal of reducing drunk driving fatalities. However, over the years the…
  • Jan 4

    The Widmark Formula And Drunk Driving

    The Widmark Formula And Drunk Driving
    Ever heard about the Swedish physician E.M.P. Widmark? If you are not a science buff probably not unless you have busted for DUI and the Widmark formula was introduced in testimony during a hearing.... [[ This is a content summary only.…
Rank this Week: 1451

Criminal Defense Blog

Criminal Defense Blog

Discusses local criminal defense topics and criminal cases from across the state of Texas. By Dennis M. Slate.

http://www.deerparkcriminaldefenselawyer.com/Criminal-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Feb 27

    Harris County DIVERT DWI Program

    Harris County DIVERT DWI Program
    Harris County: What is DIVERT?
  • Feb 27

    Harris County DIVERT DWI Program

    Harris County DIVERT DWI Program
    Harris County: What is DIVERT?
  • Feb 12

    What is Boating While Intoxicated?

    What is Boating While Intoxicated?
    Boating While Intoxicated Contact a Galveston boating while intoxicated lawyer today. What is Boating While Intoxicated (BWI)? The charge is very much what it sounds like: it is the boat version of what we all know as driving while…
Rank this Week: 1641

Less than the Least

Less than the Least

Covers crime and criminal justice (Stuntz), corporate governance, credit, and bankruptcy (Skeel), the culture wars, politics, literature and the arts, and other topics. By Professors David Skeel and William Stuntz.

https://www.law.upenn.edu/blogs/dskeel/
  • Feb 26

    Less than the Least

    Less than the Least
    This blog nearly didn’t begin.  Right after we first started talking about the blog four years ago, Bill got his cancer diagnosis.   Bill already had endured eight years of excruciating back problems, and…
  • Feb 26

    The Latest on Bill and his Work

    The Latest on Bill and his Work
    Here is a lovely article in the Boston Globe about Bill's rush to finish The Collapse of American Criminal Justice in the final months of his life.Adam Gopnik discusses Bill's book in some detail in the a New Yorker piece...
  • Feb 26

    Odds and Ends--2012

    Odds and Ends--2012
    In case anyone might be interested, here are a few recent op-eds and articles:Op-Eds:A recent op-ed on the mortgage settlements is here.An op-ed from the beginning of the contraception crisis (before the more recent…
Rank this Week: 1525

Greenburgh Speeding Ticket…

Greenburgh Speeding Ticket Attorney Blog

Published By Tilem & Associates

http://www.greenburghspeedingticketattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1610

Chavers & Guhl LLP Legal Blog

Chavers & Guhl LLP Legal Blog

Reports on local criminal cases and their results.

http://chaversandguhl.com/legal-blog/
  • Dec 30

    Missing Mother’s Case Now Investigated As Homicide

    Missing Mother’s Case Now Investigated As Homicide
    Police said they are treating the missing persons’ case for a missing mother of four as a homicide investigation now. Oklahoma City police have been searching for Jaymie Adams since December 10, when she was reported missing by her…
  • Dec 25

    OK Man Charged With Assault, Murder In Shooting Death

    OK Man Charged With Assault, Murder In Shooting Death
    A man was charged Friday with first-degree murder in the shooting death of another man in an Oklahoma City convenience store parking lot. Twenty-one-year-old Joseph Young had been arrested after 18-year-old Dejoun Chamberliss was found shot…
  • Dec 14

    13 Charged In Drug Ring Bust

    13 Charged In Drug Ring Bust
    Thirteen people have been charged after a four-month investigation targeting a drug trafficking operation in Oklahoma City. At the beginning of December, officials seized about 40 pounds of cocaine and seven pounds of crystal methamphetamine…
Rank this Week: 1877

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Published By The Chahine Law Firm

http://www.losangelesduilawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 12

    Los Angles Man Gets Prison Term, Leniency Based On Past History Of Good Behavior

    Los Angles Man Gets Prison Term, Leniency Based On Past History Of Good Behavior
    News reports that a 21-year-old Los Angeles man pleaded guilty to a San Diego felony DUI accident that killed a woman. The man was sentenced to four years and four months in prison as the result of the drunk driving accident.
  • Aug 9

    Suspected Drunk Driver Leads Los Angeles Police On High-Speed Chase

    Suspected Drunk Driver Leads Los Angeles Police On High-Speed Chase
    According to the Los Angeles Daily Breeze, a suspected drunk driver led Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers on a high-speed chase through downtown Los Angeles before crashing into several cars and running into a fire hydrant. The…
  • Aug 6

    Convicted Drunk Driver Charged In New Fatal DUI Accident

    Convicted Drunk Driver Charged In New Fatal DUI Accident
    The Los Angeles/LAX Daily Breeze reports that a previously convicted drunk driver is now being held on charges of allegedly causing a fatal DUI crash in Orange County. Yannis Ismael Galanis was arrested for felony gross vehicular…
Rank this Week: 1859

This is Criminal Justice?

This is Criminal Justice?

Covers Arizona criminal law and justice. By Howard Snader.

http://azcriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 6

    What are Your Miranda Rights?

    What are Your Miranda Rights?
    Most people are familiar with the concept of the police having to read someone their rights due to the popularity of crime TV shows and movies. Unfortunately, that is not always the case.  The real issue is whether any statement made is…
  • Apr 5

    How to Assert Your Right to Remain Silent

    How to Assert Your Right to Remain Silent
    If you are arrested or subject to custodial interogation, you are entitled to certain rights that were given to you by the U.S. Supreme Court in Miranda v. Arizona.  The police should “read you your rights”, or what is also known as…
  • Apr 4

    Can You Refuse a Search of Your Car by Police?

    Can You Refuse a Search of Your Car by Police?
    Many people who are pulled over by the police for a traffic violation or any other reason wonder if they are allowed to refuse a police officer’s request to conduct a search of their person and their vehicle.
Rank this Week: 1562

Plano DWI Lawyer Blog

Plano DWI Lawyer Blog

Covers DWI topics such as breath testing, DWI detection and enforcement, DWI news, field sobriety tests, occupational drivers license, rights, and Texas DWI basics. By Troy P. Burleson.

http://www.planodwilawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1195

Sex Crimes

Sex Crimes

Devoted to the criminal laws regulating and punishing sex offenders. By Corey Rayburn Yung.

http://sexcrimes.typepad.com/sex_crimes/
  • Aug 30

    NY Times Series on Civil Commitment and Sex Offender

    NY Times Series on Civil Commitment and Sex Offender
    Although several years old, I recently stumbled across this multimedia New York Times series discussing sex offenders and civil commitment. The articles are available in three parts: part 1 | part 2 | part 3. The multimedia feature can be…
  • Aug 30

    DOJ Issues Report on Prison Rape

    DOJ Issues Report on Prison Rape
    As required by the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003, the Department of Justice released an interesting report entitled: Sexual Victimization in Prisons and Jails Reported by Inmates, 2008-2009.
  • Jun 1

    Carr v. United States - Initial Thought

    Carr v. United States - Initial Thought
    In a bit of a surprise, Carr won on a 6-3 vote. Although, as I thought, the likely way Carr would be victorious would be on the statutory interpretation issue and not the Ex Post Facto Clause claim. The outcome will have an effect on very…
Rank this Week: 1339

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals…

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals blog

Covers the court of last resort on Texas criminal matters. By R. J. MacReady.

http://www.txccablog.com/
  • Jun 2

    Today's Opinions (or lack thereof) - 6/2/10

    Today's Opinions (or lack thereof) - 6/2/10
    The CCA handed down a number of orders denying habeas corpus relief and a few unpublished opinions. Still no Dobbs.
  • May 26

    Fist Full of Meyers - Today's Opinions - 5/26/10

    Fist Full of Meyers - Today's Opinions - 5/26/10
    The CCA handed down orders and opinions in a number of cases. They handed down published opinions, featuring Judge Meyers prominently, in the following cases:
  • May 26

    Case Summary - Douglas Michael Hubert v. State

    Case Summary - Douglas Michael Hubert v. State
    Douglas Hubert was on parole and living with his grandfather when his grandfather called Hubert's parole officer to report that Hubert had violated numerous conditions of his parole, including possessing a firearm. Hubert's parole officer…
Rank this Week: 1203

Fight 'Em 'Til We Can't

Fight 'Em 'Til We Can't

A Montana criminal defense blog.

http://mtcrimlaw.com
  • Dec 14

    Just because there’s a body, that doesn’t mean there’s a crime.

    Just because there’s a body, that doesn’t mean there’s a crime.
    Kudos to law enforcement officials in Yellowstone County who decided to release Daisy Rae Morast today. Morast had been held in the county jail since Saturday for the stabbing death of her husband, Jason Morast. Today, Billings police Sgt.…
  • Jul 1

    The Sweet Sound of “Not Guilty”

    The Sweet Sound of “Not Guilty”
    I saw a jury deliver a “Not Guilty” verdict today. I had nothing to do with the case but it was still an exhilarating moment. There’s nothing quite like that tension, anxiety, and fear in those moments when the judge asks the jury if…
  • Sep 21

    Woman finds ‘Goldilocks’ snoring in her son’s bed

    Woman finds ‘Goldilocks’ snoring in her son’s bed
    Judge Susan Watters set bail at $5,000 after rejecting a request that he be released without bail. Public defender Richard Phillips, who made the request, said Mullins had been receiving mental-health counseling. @.
Rank this Week: 1286

Defending Those People

Defending Those People

A public defender blog. By Albert Clifford.

http://indigentaccused.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 5

    Why Fight for Those People?

    Why Fight for Those People?
    I haven't written forever, but have been busy. One thing is on my mind about the job and that is the motivation behind the job now that I'm well into it. Sometimes one would wonder, is the job worth it? Will I do this forever? I am sure this…
  • May 6

    The Challenging nature of PD work

    The Challenging nature of PD work
    I've been far too busy lawyering to post anything coherent, but I love using my own site to contain all the other sites I like to read, so I'll keep this up, even if I post rarely.One thing to post: it is extremely expensive for our society…
  • Oct 10

    Vote for Barak Obama November 4th

    Vote for Barak Obama November 4th
    The choice couldn't be more clear. McCain is such a liar:Evaluating McCain's misleading adsObama brings hope for change. McCain is hoping to win because he can confuse people into accepting the big lie that Obama is Muslim, Arab, a terrorist,…
Rank this Week: 1287

Bad Prosecutors

Bad Prosecutors

Focuses on bad prosecutors and bad prosecutorial acts. By the Bennett Law Firm.

http://bennettlawfirm.typepad.com/badprosecutors/
Rank this Week: 1529

Presumption of Innocence

Presumption of Innocence

Covers Wisconsin criminal and DUI laws. By the Birdsall Law Offices.

http://presumptionofinnocence.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 9

    A Wall of Justice....

    A Wall of Justice....
    Recently the court of appeals basically attacked former Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Joseph Wall in opinion vacating the sentence of Landry Harris on drug charges because, they said, his comments at sentencing were capable of being…
  • Jan 26

    Computer Kiddie Porn Acquital

    Computer Kiddie Porn Acquital
    I have just finished a very complicated (on one level) and simple (on another level) case involving kiddie porn that was found on a computer. The complicated part was challenging the fact that digital imaging technology is of such a…
  • Nov 3

    Prison for OWI's not the answer

    Prison for OWI's not the answer
    Apparently the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel has been purchased by the Mother's Against Drunk Drivers. For the last two weeks, the state's largest newspaper has run a series of very long articles detailing the tragedy of drunk driving -…
Rank this Week: 1209